On June 19 at Morphy’s Fine and Decorative Arts auction, an unrecognized Fabergé silver-mounted Stroganoff School ceramic vase dated 1903 and with impressed marks, came to the block with an estimate of $600-900. Sixty-seven bids later, the 7½-inch-tall vase sold at $141,450.
Sources in the field indicate that the vase was sold to a buyer in Moscow.
The heretofore unknown vase joins a rare group of Fabergé-mounted Stroganoff School ceramics. While at Christie’s in 1996, I sold a much larger scale work by the two firms which graced the cover of the Russian Sale catalogue.